LaTeX
Give your documents a professional layout with LaTeX. Using LaTeX, content and layout are separate, which gives you the chance to focus on the content first. While writing an academic paper, LaTeX will support you regarding citations, creating a bibliography and with the typesetting of formulas. It simplifies the use of the underlying typesetting programme TeX. In order to use LaTeX, a TeXdistribution is needed. You can either install one on your computer or work with an onlineeditor. The distribution consists of a collection of programmes and other components concerning the typesetting programme, basically the ecosystem of LaTeX. Working with LaTeX is similar to creating HTMLcode for webpages, however prior knowledge is not necessary. You can find a first LaTeXexample on this website of The LaTeX Project.
Training Classes for Beginners
We offer a 90minute online class for beginners in LaTeX for students from all faculties as from the first semester. Please register for a suitable date.
 basic structure of a LaTeXdocument
 basic LaTeXcommands, for example:
 lists
 tables
 formulas
 selected packages for an extended range of functions
 citations and bibliography with BibLaTeX and Biber
 combination with Citavi
Classes for Beginners: Course Dates

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 2pm  3.30pm (s.t.)
LaTeX for beginners (Zoom course) 
Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 11am  12:30pm (s.t.)
LaTeX for beginners (Zoom course)
registration in our overview tours and trainings
Additional appointments upon request
We also created a LaTeXCourse in Moodle (in German).
Links to
 TeXdistributions to install locally
 onlineeditor Overleaf
 further web resources
 Biblatexcheatsheet  concise overview of the BibTeXFormat, BibLaTeXpackage and the program Biber
 LaTeXWiki  eBook in shape of a Wiki
 Stackexchange TeX  questionandanswerforum (English)
 Texwelt  questionandanswerforum (German)
Questions?
Please contact us: Dortmund University Library LaTeXteam
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